"As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season's flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu ho"...
Provide the following information to the vaccine recipient or guardian:
- Inform of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with FLUARIX.
- Educate regarding potential side effects, emphasizing that: (1) FLUARIX contains non-infectious killed viruses and cannot cause influenza and (2) FLUARIX is intended to provide protection against illness due to influenza viruses only, and cannot provide protection against all respiratory illness.
- Inform that safety and efficacy have not been established in pregnant women. Register women who receive FLUARIX while pregnant in the pregnancy registry by calling 1-888452-9622.
- Give the Vaccine Information Statements, which are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to each immunization. These materials are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))at annual revaccination is recommended.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/8/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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